Several ways to do this include viewing your job applications on LinkedIn. You can also use this information to see which of your skills or experience attracts the best opportunities. There are two ways to view your job applications on LinkedIn: by searching for them manually or letting the network do so for you. If you are okay with sharing that information publicly, it’s a good idea to let LinkedIn do the searching for you. The app will analyze all the data from its users and return with a list of everyone who has applied to similar jobs as yours. This way, if they haven’t found you yet, they can do so easily. Let’s take a look at how exactly we can go about doing that!
How To View Your Job Applications On Linkedin
The first thing you need to do is to log into your LinkedIn account. Once you’ve done that, navigate to the ‘Applications’ tab. This is where you can see all the job applications you’ve sent out. If you have any applications or projects you’ve added to your profile, you’ll also find them here. You can search for particular applications by hitting ‘Search’ and typing in the name of the company you applied to. If you have more than one application, you can hit ‘Show All’ to view all of your applications.
By Searching Manually
If you don’t want LinkedIn to do the searching and you already know which company you applied to, you can search for your job application manually. First, you will have to click the ‘Applications’ tab. Once you’ve done that, click the ‘New Job Application’ button, and you’ll be redirected to the application screen. Next, you must fill out the company name, job title, and your name. Once you are done, hit ‘Save,’ and you will be able to see all of your applications from the ‘Applications’ tab. This is an excellent way to keep track of your applications manually and see if any employers are interested in meeting with you or not.
By Automatically Purchasing Ads
This is one of the easiest ways to see which companies are interested in hiring you. This can also help you spot trends in the type of employers interested in hiring you. First, log into your LinkedIn account and click on the Ads tab. Once you are redirected to the page, click on the ‘New Ad’ button. You can choose the ‘Employer Sales’ option. Once you do that, you’ll be redirected to the ‘Target Company’ page. Next, you must choose the type of companies you want to target. After that, you will have to select the type of employees you are targeting and the ‘Job Title’ you want to apply for. On the next page, you will have to select the duration of your ad. You can also choose how much you’re willing to spend on the ad. Once you are done, hit ‘Create Ad,’ and your ad will be created automatically.
Seeing All of Your Applications with a Single Search
This is a great way to see what companies are hiring and what positions you might want to apply for in the future. You can also see the status of each application and when the application was sent out. This can help track follow-up action. First, you will have to click on the ‘Applications’ tab. Once you have done that, click on the ‘Search’ option at the top, and you will be redirected to the search page. You can search for applications by ‘Company,’ ‘Job Title’, or ‘Employer Name.’ Once you’ve selected what you’d like to search for, you will be able to see a list of applications.
Why Can’t I See The Jobs I’ve Applied To On Linkedin?
- You haven’t saved your resume. Save your resume and apply for jobs on LinkedIn the same way you’d apply to any other job.
- Your account’s privacy settings are too limiting. If you don’t want employers to see your information, use the LinkedIn apps that show only jobs that match your business profile and connect with other professionals in similar fields, like Desired Networks.
- Your applications are inactive online. If the job you applied for is still posted on a company’s website, the employer is still interested in hiring employees based on those postings. Inactive applications will be moved to the “Hiring” section of your profile after 2-4 weeks of no activity or application activity for a particular job title or company.
- Your “Soft Job Application” has expired and may not have been seen by all companies who requested it from LinkedIn. To see which jobs have been requested from LinkedIn, go to the “Soft Job Applications” section in My Account under Jobs Requests. You can also review which requests have been completed and which have not been completed by looking at each request under Completed Jobs Requests.
- You left an active job on LinkedIn without completing all actions associated with that position (including updating any missing details). This happens when people leave their jobs without completing specific actions: To update any missing details, go to Updates > Update Missing Resume Info, which will link to a page on the site that describes the steps for updating your resume.
How Do Hiring Managers View Job Applications?
They see a job ad. They read your applications and will be able to see what you put in your application. They don’t necessarily read everything you write on your application and may not consider it when deciding whether or not to reach you.
With that said, keep in mind that there are some rules that hiring managers must follow when reading a job application:
- The employer has 10 days after the closing date to apply for the position – The employer cannot contact anyone who has applied before the deadline – The employer cannot accept more than 20% of applicants (and only 5 people at most) for each position
- They make phone calls. Depending on the industry and type of job, hiring managers may make phone calls directly to a candidate interested in the position AND who wants to be contacted. If they do this, they will usually give you a call first before reaching out to any other candidates.
- They go through LinkedIn profiles. After researching someone’s profile, hiring managers may reach out directly or ask someone at the company to reach out (using their LinkedIn contacts). This can happen even if you don’t have specific information about them on your profile (such as an email address). Be careful never to be too open about yourself on your LinkedIn profile. You should always safeguard information like this with privacy settings or by restricting your public company.
- They reach out to a specific person based on their professional background. You’ll see this all the time with recruiters who have LinkedIn accounts. Brokers looking for new talent often go through the people they know or have worked with and contact them directly (usually by email). They may ask for referrals or tell them about a position that may be a good match.
- They press ‘Send’ Edit your application after sending it in. If you’re nervous about sending it, send it now. That way, if something is seriously wrong with your application, you can edit it before submitting it. If there’s nothing wrong with it except that you forgot to add this one thing that should have been included, then wait and edit later (after one of the above actions has been taken).
- They view your resume if they request an updated version of your resume. In most cases, hiring managers will look at both the content of your application and any updates you submit to your resume (such as additional relevant skills or experience). Your newly-updated resume should include everything listed in A-4 above, such as education and experience.
There are several ways to see what companies have viewed your job applications and which ones have liked them. You can also see which skills and experience you bring to the table and how that attracts the best opportunities. The best way to keep track of your applications is to view them on LinkedIn, which is the network that most employers use to find new candidates. You can see who has viewed your application and when they were interested in meeting with you. These are valuable indicators that can help you follow up faster and find the right job faster.
Q: What if I don’t have a LinkedIn account?
A: You can still apply for jobs on LinkedIn without creating an account. Just click the “Create a Job” button on the job posting and follow the instructions.
Q: How do I find out what companies have viewed my applications?
A: You can view your applications by clicking on “My Applications” in your profile. From there, you can see all the applications you’ve submitted, who viewed them, and when they were interested in meeting with you.
Q: How do I find out what companies have viewed my resume?
A: You can view your resume by clicking on “My Resumes” in your profile. From there, you can see all of the resumes you’ve submitted, who viewed them, and when they were interested in meeting with you.
Q: How do I determine which skills and experience attract the best opportunities?
A: You can view which skills and experiences attract the best opportunities by clicking on “My Skills” in your profile. From there, you can see which skills and experiences attract employers’ most interest.